Wine Tips

How to serve your Paradise Rescued 2010 Bordeaux Cabernet Franc

By | 2018-12-23T21:22:55+10:00 December 23rd, 2018|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Learning, Marketing & Media, Vine2Wine, Wine Tips|

Our 2010 Cloud9 and B1ockOne branded Paradise Rescued Bordeaux Cabernet Franc is tasting superb – and peaking in its maturity. Here we share a few notes on how to store, serve and drink our wine in order to get the best from it. It is also worth making a couple of up front comments about

#WineTips36 – Micro-Climate

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:08+10:00 January 15th, 2017|Learning, Organic Viticulture, Wine Making, Wine Tips|

Micro-climate is the local atmospheric or weather conditions that exist in and around a particular block of vines or other geographic area. Micro-climates can vary even within a few tens of meters. In a vineyard, conditions in the middle of even a single vineyard block depend on different vegetation bordering the block, water drainage conditions

Chill Australia! No hot red wine thank you!

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:08+10:00 December 18th, 2016|Grape Moments, Marketing & Media, Wine Tips|

#B1ockOne Bordeaux Cabernet Franc. Paradise in a glass. There are only seven more sleeps until Christmas Day and I am just taking a quick look at my smartphone weather outlook across Australia. Most places look like having a nice day with temperatures in the high twenties – Celsius that is. In the Northern

#WineTips34 – Chardonnay

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:13+10:00 May 8th, 2016|Learning & Leadership, Marketing & Media, Wine Tips|

  Chardonnay is one the world’s most widely planted and best known white wine grape varietals, used to produce both still and sparkling white wines. Originating from the Burgundy region of France, where it even has a village of the same name, Chardonnay has spread across the world and is grown in all wine-making regions

#WIneTips33 – Corked Wine

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:13+10:00 April 3rd, 2016|Learning & Leadership, Wine Making, Wine Tips|

There are a number of flaws or faults that can make a wine unpleasant to drink. A “corked” wine is a fault that we hear talked about a lot but one which is experienced less and less frequently with the greater use of capsule closures and significantly improved cork closure technology. What do we mean

#WineTips32 – Noble Rot

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:18+10:00 February 13th, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Vine2Wine, Wine Tips|

Noble rot (Botyritis cinerea as it is known technically) or ‘Pourriture Noble’ (in French) is a special set of fungal conditions experienced by white wine grapes when they become infected by grey rot fungus as the grapes approach their maturity. When picked, pressed and the juice fermented, the resultant so-called “botyrised” wines have a distinctive

#WineTips31 – Yeast

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:18+10:00 January 23rd, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Learning & Leadership, Organic Viticulture, Paradise Rescued, Wine Tips|

Pasteur was asked to study wine spoilage which led to the discovery of yeast Yeast is the reason why sugars in grape juice ferment to produce alcohol and wine. Although unexplained until studied by French scientist Louis Pasteur in the mid 19th century, its existence and worth has been around since man started the process

#GrapeMoments – Get your red wine temperature right

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:19+10:00 December 6th, 2015|Paradise Rescued, Wine Tips|

I have been recently reminder on a couple of occasions that “room temperature” is a very poor measure of temperature for a red wine in a warm climate! And I feel the need to put a small correction into the thinking of our customers and red wine lovers in order to ensure that they can get

#WineTips30 – Wine Australia

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:35+10:00 November 21st, 2013|Learning & Leadership, Marketing & Media, Wine Tips|

A quick #WineTips look at the history and success of Australian Wine Australia is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of wine. The origins of the wine industry date back to 1788 when the first cuttings were imported into New South Wales from South Africa. Although initial plantings were not a

#WineTips29 – Master of Wine

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:35+10:00 November 15th, 2013|Learning & Leadership, Marketing & Media, Wine Tips|

Who or what is a Master of Wine? And what does it take to become one? It’s becoming more common to see and hear a wine writer, adviser, sommelier or adviser described as a Master of Wine or MW. So who are these wonderful people and what allows them to have this very